David Loughrey

Rise in underage sales disappointing, report says

Sales of liquor to minors during police sting operations in the past financial year rose to 33%, and continual monitoring is needed to keep on top of the problem, Dunedin City Council liquor licensing co-ordinator Kevin Mechen says.

Stadium hearing in November

Stadium hearing in November

A hearing in Dunedin on a district plan change that would allow development of the Awatea St stadium is expected to begin in early November, with 83 people indicating they want to be heard.

Council starts buying stadium land

Council starts buying stadium land

The next stage of multimillion-dollar spending on the Awatea St stadium project - payment for the purchase of land at the site - has begun.

Pitts' role split in two

Pitts' role split in two

Two people are to replace former Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Otago Settlers Museum director Priscilla Pitts, with the organisations reverting to separate management structures.

Bad weather worsening pollution at Dunedin beaches

Bad weather worsening pollution at Dunedin beaches

Bad weather causing swells from the northeast is both pushing pollution on to St Kilda and St Clair beaches, and hampering an all-but finished project planned to fix the problem.

'NBR' claim rejected by online mall

A Dunedin start-up company partly financed by the Dunedin City Council's holding company is still operating, its chairman says, despite one of its products, a virtual mall, being on hold.

Report on liquor ban proposed

Report on liquor ban proposed

A report on the effects of a permanent liquor ban in North Dunedin will be put together in the next few weeks, as efforts to find solutions to problems in the area continue.

Poor water quality 'short-term' pain for Dunedinites

Poor water quality 'short-term' pain for Dunedinites

Residents of Waikouaiti, Karitane, Merton and Seacliff should get a more reliable water supply next year, but they are in for at least four months of having to boil water before that happens.

Sale of reserve land under consideration

A landowner's request to buy part of a 20m wide, C-shaped reserve on the bank of Kaikorai Stream will be given further consideration, following a meeting of the Green Island Esplanade Reserve hearings committee in Dunedin.

Mayor says disorder fuelled by media 'hype'

Mayor says disorder fuelled by media 'hype'

Media speculation about what would happen fuelled the subsequent trouble in north Dunedin on Saturday night, Dunedin Mayor Peter Chin believes.